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Some Important Facts About Controlling Tobacco Use

May 31, 2010


May 31 each year is World No Tobacco Day. This year the theme is- “Gender and tobacco with an emphasis on marketing to women.” Some factors that can affect the control of tobacco use are: Help For Tobacco Users Few people understand the actual health risks associated with tobacco use . According to a survey done in […]

Added Sugar In The Diet Is A Health Risk-Study Says

May 27, 2010


Just like eating a high fat diet can affect triglyceride levels and hdl cholesterol so can sugar. According to a recent study added sugar in the  diet can put a person at risk for heart disease. Researchers analysed the blood lipid levels of 6,113  adult women and men between 1999 and 2006. Sugar consumption ranged […]

Health Risks Increased With Processed Meat

May 22, 2010


According to this report  Heart disease and diabetes are associated with processed meat such as bacon, deli ham, hotdogs and sausages. These meat products contain a chemical called nitrates used to preserve them increasing one’s risks for diabetes and heart disease. Although unprocessed meat contains the same amount of saturated fat  and cholesterol, processed meat have […]

Our Health Bootcamp Is Back!

May 17, 2010


On May 31. World No Tobacco Day is celebrated to raise awareness of the health risks associated with tobacco use.  Smoking is a health risk factor used in this patient education program to teach people to take care of themselves. To coincide with this day we are opening our Health Boot Camp to people everywhere. Until […]

Watching TV Is Unhealthy For Toddlers

May 5, 2010


Toddlers who watch TV are unhealthier than those who do not,  according to a recent study. Researchers followed 1,314 children born in Quebec, Canada in 1997 and 1998. Parents reported on how much television the kids watched at 29 months and 53 months. Teachers evaluated them at age 10 for: Their academic ability Pyschosocial function Health […]

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